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Thomas Hardy

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Definition English poet and author of such novels as Far from the Madding Crowd and Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1840-1928)
  • Thomas Hardy tried to work through the grief of losing his first wife by writing poetry.
  • I'd rather call old Thomas Hardy up.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • Thomas Hardy = English poet and author of such novels as Far from the Madding Crowd and Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1840-1928)
  • This is Fred Clement, former occupant of the Thomas Hardy chair at Cambridge in the years before it became an Atomic Engineering School.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • He knew she read incessantly—Shakespeare, Henry James, Dickens, Thomas Hardy—but he did not think this could fill her days.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Thomas Hardy (1840–1928), British author and poet Jean-Luc?
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • What is it Thomas Hardy says in Jude the Obscure?
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • He thought of Thomas Hardy.
    James Agee  --  A Death in the Family
  • He didn't seem to; he went on writing down his strange curlicue notes about Thomas Hardy in Phineas Shorthand.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • Thomas Hardy, whose poor heroine in Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1891) provides table fare for the disparate hungers of the men in her life.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE by Thomas Hardy 1.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • In those days only one other book seemed to offer so powerful a revelation, and that was Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure.
    Sherwood Anderson  --  Winesburg, Ohio
  • JUDE THE OBSCURE — Thomas Hardy Part First AT MARYGREEN "Yea, many there be that have run out of their wits for women, and become servants for their sakes.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • Our conversation ebbs and flows in majestic waves like the sea—Hart Crane, sex, Thomas Hardy, sex, Flaubert, sex, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche, sex, Huckleberry Finn, sex.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • He was a Thomas Hardy fan, too, and at my birth had wanted to name me Arabella, which my mother said sounded like something you'd better hope not to get during pregnancy.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
  • Thomas Hardy expresses the same thought in his poem Transformations': Portion of this yew Is a man my grandsire knew, Bosomed here at its foot: This branch may be his wife, A ruddy human life Now turned to a green shoot.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES — THOMAS HARDY Phase the First: The Maiden I On an evening in the latter part of May a middle-aged man was walking homeward from Shaston to the village of Marlott, in the adjoining Vale of Blakemore, or Blackmoor.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles
  • SinclairLewis, Sherwood Anderson, Dostoevski, George Moore, Gustave Flaubert, Maupassant, Tolstoy, Frank Harris, Mark Twain, Thomas Hardy, Arnold Bennett, Stephen Crane, Zola, Norris, Gorky, Bergson, Ibsen, Balzac, Bernard Shaw, Dumas, Poe, Thomas Mann, 0.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • —who?
    A figure wan
    With a message to one in there of something due?
    Shall I know him anon?"
    "Yea, he; and he brought such; and you'll know him anon."
    Thomas Hardy, Who's in the Next Room?
    The holes certainly were rough—"Just right for a lot of vagabonds* like us," said Bigwig—but the exhausted and those who wander in strange country are not particular about their quarters.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD by THOMAS HARDY PREFACE In reprinting this story for a new edition I am reminded that it was in the chapters of "Far from the Madding Crowd," as they appeared month by month in a popular magazine, that I first ventured to adopt the word "Wessex" from the pages of early English history, and give it a fictitious significance as the existing name of the district once included in that extinct kingdom.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • He would also help me begin my Master's thesis on Thomas Hardy.
    John Irving  --  A Prayer for Owen Meany

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